Why Is Solar Panel Cleaning So Important?

Why Is Solar Panel Cleaning So Important?

Alternative Energy Systems (AES) is committed to providing our customers with the best alternative energy solutions for their homes, businesses, and agricultural properties. However, in order for solar panels to function at their best, regular cleaning is essential. In this blog, we will discuss why solar panel cleaning is so important.


Maximizes Energy Efficiency

Solar panels work by converting sunlight into electricity. However, when dust, dirt, and debris accumulate on the panels, they can block the sunlight and reduce the amount of energy produced. In fact, dirty solar panels can result in a decrease of up to 25% in energy efficiency. Regular cleaning ensures that the panels are able to absorb as much sunlight as possible, maximizing their energy efficiency and ultimately saving you money.

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Extends Lifespan

Neglecting to clean and maintain your solar panels can shorten their lifespan significantly. The buildup of dirt, bird droppings, and other debris can cause damage to the panels and their components. By regularly cleaning your solar panels, you can extend their lifespan and get the most out of your investment.

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Prevents Damage

Debris and pollutants can cause scratches on the surface of the panels, which can eventually lead to cracks and even complete malfunction. This can result in costly repairs or replacements, negating the cost-saving benefits of using solar energy in the first place.

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Maintains Your Warranty

Most solar panel manufacturers have a clause in their warranty that states regular cleaning is necessary for the panels to operate properly. If the panels are not cleaned regularly and damage occurs, the warranty may be voided. This can be a costly mistake, so it is important to follow the manufacturer's recommendations for maintenance, including regular cleaning.

At AES, we offer professional solar panel cleaning services to keep your system running smoothly. Contact us today to schedule a cleaning and keep your alternative energy system functioning at its best.

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